Intel Core i5-4250U vs Intel Core i5-4300Y

Intel Core i5-4250U

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The Intel Core i5-4250U is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks launched in Q2 2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyper-Threading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.3 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz for 1 active core or 2.3 GHz for 2 active cores.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

The performance of the Core i5-4250U is similar to the old and slightly higher clocked Core i5-3337U. However, when using new instruction sets such as AVX2 the performance can be significantly better. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as more demanding applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 5000 offers 40 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 1000 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it significantly faster than the HD Graphics 4000. As a result, the HD 5000 competes with dedicated lower mid-range graphics cards.

The i5-4250U is rated at a TDP of 15 W including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for small ultrabooks 11-inches or greater.

Intel Core i5-4300Y

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The Intel Core i5-4300Y is an ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for ultrabooks and tablets which has been presented in Q3/2013. It is based on the Haswell architecture and manufactured in 22nm. Due to Hyperthreading, the two cores can handle up to four threads in parallel, leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 1.6 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 2.3 GHz.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving the performance per clock by almost 10 percent. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications even more.

The performance of the Core i5-4300Y is similar to the Core i3-4158U with a slightly higher TDP, assuming the Turbo Boost is working optimally. Thus, the CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most applications.

The integrated HD Graphics 4200 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 200 - 850 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics 4000 at similar clock speeds. However, the HD 4200 is significantly slower than the HD 4400 found on other ULV models with higher clocks and TDP.

The i5-4300Y is rated at a TDP of 11.5 W (SDP 6 W) including the graphics card, memory controller, VRMs and the integrated chipset. Therefore, the CPU is suited for very small ultrabooks or tablets.

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Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4340M compare2900 - 3600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210H compare2900 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4330M compare2800 - 3500 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200H compare2800 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4308U compare2800 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310M compare2700 - 3400 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4400E compare2700 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300M compare2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210M compare2600 - 3200 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4288U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4278U compare2600 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200M compare2500 - 3100 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4258U compare2400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4310U compare2000 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4360U compare1500 - 3000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4300U compare1900 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4350U compare1400 - 2900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210U compare1700 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4260U compare1400 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4402E compare1600 - 2700 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200U compare1600 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4250U1300 - 2600 MHz2 / 43 MB
» Intel Core i5-4300Y1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4302Y compare1600 - 2300 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4202Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4220Y compare1600 - 2000 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4210Y compare1500 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
Intel Core i5-4200Y compare1400 - 1900 MHz2 / 43 MB
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HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIHD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 5000 (200 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4200 (200 - 850 MHz)
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$281 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
1 4300Y +
133 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 4300Y +
77 Points (34%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 2.44     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (6%)     max: 2.5 Points
1.5 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (44%)     max: 1.13 Points
0.8 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 3667     avg: 3680     median: 3679.5 (38%)     max: 3692 Points
2982 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 7659     avg: 7693     median: 7692.5 (13%)     max: 7726 Points
4663 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8491     avg: 9284     median: 9283.5 (11%)     max: 10076 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
1 4250U +
min: 4197     avg: 4529     median: 4529 (42%)     max: 4861 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
min: 658.98     avg: 688     median: 687.9 (8%)     max: 716.837 seconds
1147 seconds (14%)
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
min: 21.14     avg: 21.9     median: 21.9 (4%)     max: 22.605 seconds
28.6 seconds (6%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2133     avg: 2137     median: 2136.5 (22%)     max: 2140 KB/s
1790 KB/s (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
14.6 fps (9%)
8.4 fps (5%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
77.8 fps (27%)
49.5 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (0%)
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.206     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.218 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (0%)
1.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
min: 3005     avg: 3024     median: 3024 (20%)     max: 3043 Points
1871 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
min: 15     avg: 15.2     median: 15.2 (3%)     max: 15.405 Seconds
16.3 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
min: 34.964     avg: 35     median: 35 (1%)     max: 35 Seconds
37 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
1 4250U +
min: 771.615     avg: 772     median: 772.3 (3%)     max: 773 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 40880     avg: 46750     median: 46750 (22%)     max: 52620 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 4250U +
min: 28200     avg: 28210     median: 28210 (22%)     max: 28220 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
1 4250U +
6.9 points (88%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
1 4250U +
min: 8256     avg: 8328     median: 8327.5 (12%)     max: 8399 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3294     avg: 3302     median: 3301.5 (15%)     max: 3309 points
1738 points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 25644     avg: 26128     median: 26127.5 (17%)     max: 26611 Points
155504 Points (100%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 2385     avg: 2396     median: 2396 (6%)     max: 2407 Points
1423 Points (4%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 3337     avg: 3340     median: 3339.5 (10%)     max: 3342 Points
2015 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 5768     avg: 5804     median: 5804 (47%)     max: 5840 Points
6087 Points (49%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 5713     avg: 5730     median: 5729.5 (52%)     max: 5746 Points
5010 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 8108     avg: 8112     median: 8111.5 (16%)     max: 8115 Points
3893 Points (8%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 4147     avg: 4212     median: 4211.5 (8%)     max: 4276 Points
4287 Points (9%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 6015     avg: 6039     median: 6039 (16%)     max: 6063 Points
4473 Points (12%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1 4300Y +
3157 Points (6%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1 4300Y +
1932 Points (40%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
100%
1 4300Y +
3254 ms (5%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 4300Y +
138 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
100%
1 4300Y +
10118 Points (19%)

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Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-4300Y → 99% n=24

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